#AskDifferent – the Podcast of the Einstein Foundation
#AskDifferent, the Einstein Foundation’s podcast series, offers a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about the pioneering minds affiliated with and funded by the Foundation, and to find out how their outstanding careers were shaped both by chance and circumstance. What is it that drives them to ask differently, to perpetually ask new questions, and explore the world in all its detail?
#19: Dorothy Bishop
Being a Scientist Means Overcoming Our Biases
Careful work and self-criticism is not rewarded enough in today's accelerated research culture, Dorothy Bishop thinks. A jury member of the 2021 Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research, the Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford advocates for evidence-driven, open science practices and a new incentive structure. As a psychologist, she studied specific language impairments in children and showed that some of the disposition is genetic, which helped to get rid of the misconception that merely parents are to blame when a child is struggling with speach. In the interview, the experienced teacher and mentor shares her ideas how to increase public trust in science and encourages every scholar who encounters systemic problems to try and change them. Photo: Dorothy Bishop Language: English
The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin. The Foundation funds cutting-edge science and research in Berlin and helps to strengthen the city's reputation as one the world's foremost research hotspots.